3D Metal Printing Information and Recommendations

What you will need to start metal printing using a desktop 3D printer
The Virtual Foundry offers Full cycle solutions that include debinding and sintering equipment.

3D printing pure metal with a 3D Printer
Using metal filaments to print parts in-house is possible with our patented metal filaments.

The biggest strength of working with TVF and metal 3D printing

At The Virtual Foundry, our purpose is to solve and simplify problems through innovative 3D printing materials. Our focus is to build key partnerships with businesses and people who understand that our 3D Metal Printing materials expand the value of their products.

Since metal 3D printing is still a newer solution for a range of industries we partner with all of our customers to help them create metal parts that exceed expectations.

We steadily work to improve and grow our line of metal 3D printing metal filaments, accessories, and high capacity sintering furnaces.


Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printer for Metal Filaments

Ultimaker 2+

An enhanced feeder gives you total control over pressure on the Filament.

Easily switch between 0.25, 0.40, 0.60 and 0.80 mm nozzles for greater detail or faster print speed.

The new fancaps are aimed directly below the nozzle to maximize even airflow for better print quality

Price: $2,500

TAZ 6 3D Printer for Metal PLA Filaments

LulzBot TAZ 6

A large build volume of 2 enables large prints, or many small prints at once.

Self-leveling, self-cleaning, tetherless printing, and an integrated power supply make powerful 3D printing easy

Plug-and-play with different print heads for growing selection of 3D printing filament materials

Price: $2,500

prusa i3 mk3 kit 3d printer for metal filaments

Prusa i3 MK3

Automatic mesh bed leveling. Heatbed with cold corners compensation – for warpless 3D printing from any material.

Hassle free PEI print surface - no glass, no glue, no ABS juice

Price: $750

Official Creality3D Ender 3 DIY 3D Printer Kit

Creality Ender3 Desktop 3D Printer

High-quality power supply, with 2 separate fuses to protect your printer from unexpected power surges, that can heat the build surface to 90*C in just 5 minutes!

Price Range: $209 - $220


Ender 3 Direct Drive Upgrade Kit

Creality Ender 3 Direct Drive upgrade kit: the DD E3 by Basaraba Innovations that is compatible with all Ender 3 and Ender 3 Pro 3D printers.

Everything needed to upgrade your machine to a direct drive with no machine modification required.

Price Range: $35

**The 3D Printer resources and links listed are only suggested as sources for further exploration. They do not necessarily imply endorsement by the Virtual Foundry, LLC.**



Aluminum Metal Filament for 3D metal printing on the desktop

Aluminum Filament

Bronze Filament for metal 3d printing on the desktop

Bronze Filament

Copper Filament for 3D Metal Printing on the Desktop

Copper Filament

Stainless Steel 316L Filament for metal 3d printing

Stainless Steel 316L Filament

High Carbon Iron Metal Filament Spool for 3D Metal Printing on the Desktop

High Carbon Iron Filament

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Titanium 64-5 Filamet™